What day do Americans eat over 1.3 billion chicken wings? The biggest day in all of sports — Super Bowl Sunday! Super Bowl LI is just around the corner and it’s time to get ready for The Big Game! Whether you’re a perennial Super Bowl fan or a novice, here’s a guide to freshen up your knowledge and make you sound like an expert on game day!
Things to know for Super Bowl LI
1. Tom Brady is going for his 5th Super Bowl title. If he manages beat Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, Mr. Brady will surpass Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana for most all-time by a Quarterback.
2. The Falcons have yet to bring a Lombardi Trophy home to Atlanta. Their last Super Bowl appearance came in 1999, losing to John Elway and the Denver Broncos.
3. “The Super Bowl goes GAGA!” The celebrated and renowned Super Bowl Halftime show will feature the one-and-only Lady Gaga.
4. The Super Bowl is taking place Sunday, Feb. 5th in Houston, TX at NRG Stadium, home field of the NFL’s Houston Texans.
5. The New England Patriots are the favorites to win this year’s game according the six of the major online sportsbooks.
*Bovada: Patriots (-145) Falcons (+125)
6. A 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl will cost you a pretty penny — about $5 million worth!
Super Bowl Fun Facts
- Most appearances: New England Patriots (9)
- Most wins: Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
- Most losses: Denver Broncos (5)
- Most wins by single player: Charles Haley (5)
- Largest attendance: 1979 – between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsbugh Steelers. Over 100,000 fans filled Rose Bowl Stadium.
- Americans eat an estimated 1.33 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.
- The Vince Lombardi Trophy consists of 7 pounds of sterling silver made by Tiffany & Co. The trophy is estimated to be worth $25,000!
- The NFL will fork up 150 rings at $5,000 a piece for the winning team.
- Four teams have failed to reach the The Big Game. (Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars)
- An estimated 1.5 million fans will call out of work the next day.
- Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day in The United States behind Thanksgiving.